GrantStation Insider: May 14, 2020

Volume XIX | Issue 19

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COVID-19 Related Funding
Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Adira Foundation: COVID-19 Fast-Track Grants
The Adira Foundation is running a fast-track COVID-19 response grant program that offers funding to nonprofit organizations whose focus is on people with neurodegenerative diseases and who are ready to quickly and responsibly assist these communities. Organizations serving people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, ALS, Huntington's disease, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson's disease and/or their caregivers are eligible to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will conclude when the funding has been fully distributed.

NDN Collective: Artist and Entrepreneur Fund
The NDN Collective's COVID-19 Response Project is designed to provide rapid response resources to established, Indigenous-led, community-based organizations and tribes. NDN's Artist and Entrepreneur Fund, a component of the COVID-19 Response Project, is offering grants of up to $5,000 to Indigenous artists, entrepreneurs, and small businesses bracing from economic contractions and stresses to their daily business operations and future growth. Grant review will occur on a weekly basis through the end of May 2020.

Borealis Philanthropy: COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities
Borealis Philanthropy's Fund for Trans Generations, Destination Tomorrow's TRANScend Community Impact Fund, and Third Wave Fund are announcing the launch of the COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities to get financial resources to trans-led organizations and transgender, gender nonconforming, and nonbinary communities who are organizing in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Priority will be given to trans-led organizations across the U.S. with a strong racial justice focus and youth/intergenerational leadership, with particular consideration for those who lack access to national or local funding streams. The application will be open as long as funds are available.

For more grant opportunities, visit our COVID-19 Related Funding page.



National Funding
Opportunities Throughout the U.S.

Support for Local Archives Throughout the U.S.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation: Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports organizations that represent and serve marginalized communities in the United States or its territories through its Call for Proposals to Community-Based Archives. Grants will fund one or more of the following areas of need: operational costs, including general support for staff, space, and utilities; collections care, including the acquisition of new materials, physical and digital storage fees, and access and preservation efforts; and programming activities, including events, exhibitions, and publications. Grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 will be provided to organizations with an annual operating budget of at least $50,000 and no more than $1 million. Applying organizations must have an established archive that has been in operation for two or more years. The registration deadline is June 26, 2020; applications must be submitted by July 1, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the 2020 call for proposals.

Native Fish Conservation Efforts Funded
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation: Bring Back the Natives

The Bring Back the Natives program, an initiative of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF), invests in conservation activities that restore, protect, and enhance native populations of sensitive or listed fish species across the United States, especially in areas on or adjacent to federal agency lands. The program emphasizes coordination between private landowners and federal agencies, tribes, corporations, and states to improve the ecosystem functions and health of watersheds. Priority will be given to projects that address the leading factors in native fish species decline such as habitat alteration, environmental change, and invasive species. Grant awards will generally range in size from $50,000 to $100,000, and require at least one-to-one matching funds. Eligible applicants include local, state, federal, and tribal governments and agencies; special districts; nonprofit organizations; and schools and universities. The pre-proposal deadline is June 4, 2020; invited full proposals will be due July 30, 2020. Visit the NFWF website to review the 2020 Request for Proposals.

Grants Promote Progressive Issues
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute: Social Justice Fund

The A.J. Muste Memorial Institute supports efforts to attain racial, ethnic, and gender equality; economic and environmental justice; and immigrants' and labor rights. The Muste Institute's Social Justice Fund provides grants of up to $5,000 for grassroots activist projects in the U.S., with a focus on organizations with small budgets and little access to more mainstream funding sources. Priority is given to efforts to end the violence of borders and the criminalization of immigrants, abolish the death penalty, shut down the prison industrial complex, and redefine criminal justice; confront institutionalized repression against racial, ethnic, gender-based, and LGBTQ communities; support progressive workers movements and the eradication of poverty; and dismantle the war machine, end state sponsored terrorism, and expose the dangers of nuclear power. The remaining 2020 deadlines for the Fund are June 29 and September 21. Visit the Muste Institute's website to learn more about the Social Justice Fund.

Youth Volunteer Coalitions Supported
Youth Service America: Lead Agency Program

Youth Service America (YSA) supports a global culture of engaged children and youth committed to a lifetime of meaningful service, learning, and leadership. YSA's Lead Agency Program is intended to activate youth volunteers on 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day. The program provides grants of up to $13,000 to youth development organizations, community-based organizations, and schools and school districts that bring together coalitions of youth development and community-based organizations, K-12 schools, colleges and universities, government agencies, national service programs, and faith-based organizations. Applicants should focus on engaging middle and high school aged youth, especially those from underserved communities. The application deadline is June 15, 2020. Visit the YSA website to learn more about the program.



Regional Funding
Opportunities for Specific Areas

Funds for Nonprofit Organizations Serving Illinois Veterans
McCormick Foundation: Veterans Program

The mission of the McCormick Foundation's Veterans Program is to create welcoming and inclusive communities within the state of Illinois for those who served and their families where each is able to reach their maximum potential. This program offers support to nonprofit organizations throughout the state that address one or more of the following focus areas: Employment, Education, and Entrepreneurship; Behavioral Health and Wellness; and Systems Navigation and Care Coordination. Grant requests of up to $50,000 are reviewed three times per year; the remaining 2020 deadlines for initial applications are July 17 and October 16. Visit the Foundation's website to learn more about the Veterans Program focus areas and application process.

Grants Address Immigrant and Refugee Concerns in Oregon
Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative

The purpose of the Oregon Immigrant and Refugee Funders Collaborative, a joint initiative of the Collins Foundation, the MRG Foundation, the Meyer Memorial Trust, the Pride Foundation, and the Oregon Community Foundation, is to create a coordinated funding approach to address urgent and emerging issues impacting immigrants and refugees in Oregon, and to support local organizations responding to these issues. Grants fund projects that provide legal information, services, and representation for immigrants and refugees; outreach and education about policies, programs, services, and preparedness; information gathering, research, and analysis on immigration and refugee issues; basic human needs for immigrants and refugees; and community organizing, civic engagement, and advocacy. Most awards through the Collaborative are under $50,000 and decisions are generally made within four weeks; small requests of up to $4,000 with a one-week turnaround are also considered. Visit any of the participating funders' websites to learn more about the Collaborative and to download the application form.

Support for Colorado Organizations Strengthening Healthcare Options
Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation

The mission of the Delta Dental of Colorado Foundation is to elevate the well-being of all Coloradans by advancing oral health equity. In 2020, the Foundation is responding to the effects of COVID-19 by supporting nonprofit organizations that deliver collaborative wrap-around services with multiple options that empower community members to access and navigate larger systems that impact their health. This funding strategy aligns with the Foundation's traditional approach to funding, yet extends beyond the oral health equity priority to align current greater health concerns within three strategic focus areas: access to care, prevention, and health connections. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis through August 31, 2020. Visit the Foundation's website to review the grant guidelines.

Soccer Field Improvements in Georgia Funded
Atlanta United Foundation/LISC: GA 100 Initiative

The goal of the GA 100 Initiative, a partnership of the Atlanta United Foundation and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), is to provide nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local mini pitch soccer fields across the state of Georgia. The GA 100 Initiative will provide grants of up to $75,000 for capital improvement projects; a minimum local match of one dollar for every Initiative dollar is required. All organizations applying for funds must be located within the state of Georgia and serve low- to moderate-income areas. The application deadline is June 30, 2020. Visit the LISC website to download the request for proposals.



Federal Funding
Opportunities from the U.S. Government

Workforce Programs for Seniors Supported
Department of Labor

The Senior Community Service Employment Program is an employment and training program targeted specifically to low-income older individuals who seek to enter or re-enter the workforce. The goals of this program are to promote useful opportunities through work experience training in community service activities and to move participants into unsubsidized employment. The application deadline is June 15, 2020.

Funding Available to Help Low-Income and ESL Taxpayers
Department of the Treasury

The Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program offers support to provide representation, education, and advocacy for low-income and ESL taxpayers. This program protects taxpayers' rights by providing free or low-cost access to representation for low-income taxpayers. The program also seeks to help taxpayers avoid tax controversies through education and outreach. Educational activities may be accomplished directly with taxpayers or indirectly through other organizations or groups that assist low-income and ESL taxpayers. The application deadline is June 16, 2020.



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PathFinder: Featured Resource
A library of quality resources designed to help you develop your career path as a grants professional.

Three Things Nonprofits Should Prioritize in the Wake of COVID-19
The COVID-19 crisis has caused organizations to reassess their priorities. Where should they start? The article "Three Things Nonprofits Should Prioritize in the Wake of COVID-19" discusses why organizations need to examine their social impact, economic viability, and capacity to deliver in order to remain relevant and viable both now and into the future.



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FREE: Tour of the GrantStation Website
Looking to get the most out of your GrantStation Membership? Want to take an in-depth look at all the benefits of Membership before you join GrantStation? GrantStation Membership helps you to find new funder opportunities, build strong grant programs, write powerful proposals, and win awards to fund your mission. Jeremy Smith, Communications and Technology Director, and Kerry Glauser, Research Specialist, will lead a tour of the website featuring tips on how to find the best grantmakers to fund your organization, highlights from the many tutorials and strategies designed to guide you to grantseeking success, and a review of additional resources, including PathFinder for your personal development. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.

The Stages and Challenges to Expect During a Capital Campaign (NEW)
In our experience, capital campaigns are hard work. That's why it's so important to surround your capital campaign with people you trust, and why it is imperative to never lose sight of your mission. This combination of people and purpose will sustain you through the ride. Campaigns are based on process. Find out what happens in the five phases typical to most capital campaigns—the family, quiet, leadership, close-out, and public phases. Discover each phase's goals and potential challenges. In this webinar you will learn what to expect from each phase of a typical capital campaign, common challenges most campaigns face and how to overcome them, and how to care for donors. Get real-world examples of these capital campaign stages, learn how to prepare for the most common challenges before your campaign begins, and discover the process nonprofits use to raise the funds they need to grow and improve infrastructure to meet the needs of their clients and community. Executive directors, development directors, and board leaders from a broad range of nonprofit organizations will benefit from this 90-minute presentation. The webinar will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2020.

LIVE Workshop: Tracking Restricted Grants in QuickBooks (DESKTOP Version and ONLINE version)
Do you receive grants that are restricted in some way? Do you struggle to complete grant spending reports at the end of these grants? Do you spend hours going through transactions and payroll reports trying to figure out which expenses were paid from a grant? And what about grants with a budget by account that must be adhered to? By simply setting up a few things, you can easily get a profit and loss statement for each of your restricted grants (compared to budget if you'd like). See reports for your grants all on one screen and in real time. All of this and more can be easily tracked right in your QuickBooks software! We are very excited to have Gregg Bossen, a CPA specializing in nonprofits, deliver one of his most popular webinars exclusively for us. In this webinar, Gregg will show you how you can easily track restricted grants in QuickBooks. Topics include how and where to set up your grantors, how to enter grant revenue, how to point expenses to a grant, how to allocate payroll to a grant, how to enter grant budgets, how to generate and memorize reports on your grants, and how to deal with future year grants received this year that make it look like you made more money than you did. Don't miss this opportunity! You will be VERY glad you joined us. The webinar for the DESKTOP version will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The webinar for the ONLINE version will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2020.



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Contributing Writer: Kevin Peters

COVID-19 Related Funding
Adira Foundation: COVID-19 Fast-Track Grants
NDN Collective: Artist and Entrepreneur Fund
Borealis Philanthropy: COVID-19 Collective Fund for Trans Communities

National Funding Opportunities
Support for Local Archives Throughout the U.S. 
Native Fish Conservation Efforts Funded
Grants Promote Progressive Issues
Youth Volunteer Coalitions Supported

Regional Funding Opportunities
Funds for Nonprofit Organizations Serving Illinois Veterans 
Grants Address Immigrant and Refugee Concerns in Oregon
Support for Colorado Organizations Strengthening Healthcare Options 
Soccer Field Improvements in Georgia Funded

Federal Funding Opportunities
Workforce Programs for Seniors Supported
Funding Available to Help Low-Income and ESL Taxpayers